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Whitewater High School

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4 stars

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Posted March 12, 2014

Whitewater High is a terrific school, with intelligent students and engaged parents. Whitewater does have some issues with socioeconomic inclusiveness. If you come from a family with middle class to upper middle class standing, you will fit right in. Most students have college educated parents. IF you are from a single parent or working class family, you will not feel included. The top half of students is equivalent to the top 10 percent in some less affluent schools. A third of graduates have "honors." As a result, getting into AP classes can be nearly impossible, as it is based on class rank with no more than 100 seats total for every AP class offered in the school combined. Students that would otherwise be able to take AP classes at other schools, are not able to. This is done in the interest of keeping students grades up, but can prevent them from being accepted to schools like UGA and GT which expect AP credits. Students less geared for college may suffer as well, as programs like ROTC are not present and there is little "career prep." As a 2009 Alumni, I can say nothing but wonderful things about my experience, but it is not for everyone. Do Marching Band. It's fun


Posted November 8, 2012

We have 3 children in the Fayette Co school system. I would say that the WHS was much better than Whitewater Middle School as for two of kid s experiences so far. The thing that has always concerned me is the lack of diversity and this county as whole is very conservative in their views. It makes for very small-minded people. There have been a lot of racial issues with kids (black & white differences). In fact my children have experienced them in elementary, middle and high school that required me and my husband s involvement. Overall the school academics are good (check test scores) and the curriculum is challenging. The faculty is good, so in spite of the racial divide I would still give the school 4 out of 5 stars. Make sure that if your kids are of color they have a thick skin and are secure in their ethnicity. Parents it is highly recommended that you are very involved and address issues quickly. You need to form allegiances with like-minded friends so that you can stay up on opportunities within the school. Stay engaged with the counselors as early as 9th grade so that the counselors know you and your children b/c they write the recommendations for colleges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This school is dysfunctional. four fifths of the student body is superficial. The school as a whole is boring. The administrators cover up everything negative that happens. There is bullying and severe seperation, not only by race, but by socioeconomic status,behavior and, personalities. No one likes anybody. Most of the girls are rude. The atmosphere is cold and unwelcoming. I give it a star because the food is good. Just because the building looks fancy doesn't mean this school is great. I wouldn't recommend it for anybody. I went there as a student for some time and withdrew to go to school in Clayton County. Yes. I did. That should give you an idea of what I mean.


Posted July 22, 2011

Wonderful school. I've sent three kids there --- one is out, one is a senior this year, and one is a freshman this year. Teachers are engaged and enthusiastic. Extracurricular activities are abundant. There is less cliquish behavior among the students than I recall from my own HS days. All in all, a great experience for my kids. In general, Georgia schools may get a bad rap, but Whitewater is an oasis in that desert.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2010

I mean the school is great, but its very small in my opoin, and people are all the same, you know. You area either preppy or your a 'weirdo or a freak'


Posted December 2, 2009

I am a student at Whitewater and I love it. It is a great school to go to. It is Probably one of the best schools in the State of Georgia and the best in the county. even though Starr's Mill comes close (and still this i a good school) whitewater beats it when it comes to a nicer, newer, and better facility and building. The people are very nice at this school and very friendly (at Starr's Mill they kids are very snobby and cliquey) over all a very very good school to go to. and the community of Fayette County is one of the nicest and safe places to live.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2009

Great school with teachers that are connected and really care about their students. Extracuricular activitiees are abundent as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

Facilities are in grat shape, teachers care and they have a good learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2009

This has been a great high school! Love the teachers, administration and students. Great place to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

I went to Whitewater high school and I loved it! The teachers are amazing and you will not find one who doesn't care. The students are very friendly and are willing to talk to anyone and make new friends whoever you are. Then conselors are great depending on who you get. Over all it's a wonderful school. Best years of my life!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2008

The school has some amazing enclish and History teachers, sa well as fine arts instructors. As far as science goes, the whole department of teachers is lacking: low quality teaching styles, and not much as far as extra help or even compliance with grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

My child transferred late September into Whitewater High. She was very far behind, at least 2 years. The school team, Assistant Principal Hill, Guidance Counselor McGavin, and teachers all worked closely to provide all services including morning extra help and after school. She is striving and now motivated passing all but one class which she is on the border of passing. The school works as a team and incorporate the parent into the plan to insure success for the student. I am very pleased with the school, the administrative staff, teaching staff as well as the school spirit which is instill in all.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

372 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

371 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

371 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
95%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

369 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
95%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

340 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
82%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
87%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
66%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 44%
Black 15% 37%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 4% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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100 Wildcat Way
Fayetteville, GA 30215
Phone: (770) 460-3935

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